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This position will be approximately 60% pediatric patients and 40% acute care patients.

Summary:  The Physical Therapist implements Physical Therapy treatments and programs to facilitate customer’s maximum functional level of independence. Physical Therapy Services may include but are not limited to: evaluation of patients, muscle strengthening and balance exercises, gait, safety awareness and endurance training, application of physical agents, neuromuscular reeducation, postural control and sensorimotor training, pain management and peripheral/vertebral mobilizations.

  • Evaluates patients (per physicians order) for initiation, change or discharge of plan of care. Develops and implements treatment plan incorporating treatment methods and goals with patient/caregiver input. Completes relevant documentation and record keeping of stated services and consultation with other disciplines and services.
  • Designs, fabricates, fits and educates use of assistive devices, special equipment, splints and orthotics.
  • Selects or adapts appropriate programs and activities tailored to patients’ needs consistent with their physical and mental ability, enabling them to reach their full potential, and return to prior level of function, working or adapted environment.
  • Performs home/work site evaluation when appropriate with recommendations to enable patient to return to a safe home/work environment.
  • Consults with other internal and external team members, disciplines, or services to provide plan of care and recommendation to progress patient’s rehabilitation.
  • Educates or instructs patients, family members, caregivers, staff or team members of skills and techniques required for patient to attain maximum functional outcome.
  • Develops and implements training programs for other healthcare members on Physical Therapy objectives and techniques.
  • Supervises support personnel, in accordance with state and professional standards.
    Supervises Physical Therapist Assistants, Rehabilitation Technicians, Transporters, Students, and Volunteers

Education/Experience:  Doctorate or Masters degree in Physical Therapy preferred. Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university in Physical Therapy will be considered with relevant experience.  Licensure/Certification/Registration: Current licensure or eligible as a PT under the Illinois Physical Therapy Act. Maintains BLS certification.

Chat with us now!  Text “Jobs” to 815-600-7056

To apply for this job email your details to cboeke@fhn.org

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